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2 Bedroom cottage only 2 blocks from the beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

On a tight budget? The Gulf's Secret is a 2 bedroom cottage only 2 blocks from p

The cottage has a fully stocked kitchen for easy cooking in, rather than spending a lot out at the restaurants. There is a king size bed in one bedroom and 2 twins in the second. There is also a sleeper sofa in the living room. 42 inch flat screen TV in living room.

You are within walking distance to shopping, dining, activities etc.

At the beach access there are 5 parking spaces that even the locals don'y know about. They appear to be part of The Lighthouse condos, but they are public.

Property Manager
Keith Morris
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

About Keith Morris

For your dream vacation, visit the beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama region! Flip Flop Vacations is the experienced and reliable choice for affordable vacation rentals. We offer you luxury condominiums, beach houses and more - for every budget. Our vacation rentals are located in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach & Fort Morgan AL.

Why Keith Morris chose Alabama

Location, Location, Location

What makes this cottage unique

Moderate pricing and close to the beach!


2.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

2 Bedroom cottage only 2 blocks from the beach
average rating of 2.5 based on 2 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Nice beach vacation

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Gulf's Secret over the 4th of July and had a great trip. I don't want to mislead and say that this is the nicest beach house I've ever been in but it had a few key things going for it. They have a nice location, accept dogs, and are very affordable. In addition, the property manager was extremely responsive and helpful which is wonderful to have. All of that is what made it a good stay. The furnishings and property are a bit dated and the facilities probably need upgrading but taking into account the price of the unit I would say that the value is there and this property could enable a family/group to have a beach vacation when it might not otherwise be attainable. As long as you go into it aware of how much (or how little) you are paying in relation to other properties then I think you'll have a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

The location was nice but the house was not worth the money we paid. It was dirty and very outdated, one bedroom didn't even have a working light. The owners grandson lives in half of the house which is not in the description. We were not able to park under our side of the house because the grandson had people parking there. My family and I couldn't enjoy sitting outside of the house because of the loud music and people arguing over the phone. My husband also walked down stairs to people hanging out around our boat twice. So that being said, I would NOT recommend staying in this house.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your thoughts and concerns about your time at the Gulf's Secret. Let me apologize for not disclosing this unit is a duplex and is owner occupied. This was an oversight on my part as I failed to add this information to the VRBO site. I will certainly review your concerns about parking, music and arguing on the phone with the owner. I am hoping this is a one time occurrence as I have not had any complaints in the past. I am surprised you found the home to be dirty. I use one of the best cleaning services available and they often recieve compliments and appreciation tips. Yes, this is an older beach home and I try my best to describe with words and current pictures. As for as pricing I attempt to stay in tune to market conditions and even try to discount when possible. Most find $159 per night for a two bedroom home, two blocks from the beach to be a reason rate. Motel rooms on the island are $200 plus during summer months. I truly regret you were disappointed with your stay at the Gulf's Secret. I strive to provide the best service to make sure my guest are completely satisfied. Best Regards, Keith
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
27 Miles
Fort Morgan
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 59 5 blocks


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016-17
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Hangout Music Festival
May 18 2017 - May 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2017
May 23 2017 - Aug 11 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Process Fee $29
Refundable damage deposit $39
Pet Fee $100
Damage Protection Policy $39
Housekeeping $95
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 = Queen size bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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